Happy Top 5 Wednesday! I haven’t done one of these in so long and it’s so sad because the topics this month have been amazing! I love creepy books so I think I might go back and do all the other topics anyways. But for now we have this one! My top 5 non horror books that scared me! My memory is atrocious so this isn’t perfect but I think that I’ve come up with 5 that really work for me. If you’re new to T5W or just want some more info then the link to the goodreads group is right here!
five// Vivian vs. The Apocolypse by Katie Coyle
This duology is one of the scariest I’ve ever read and that’s just because of how realistic it seems. The general idea is that a religious cult takes over America and a bunch of people disappear in an apocolypse type scenario. It’s up to a teenage girl and some friends to figure out what is going on. I honestly don’t know how to describe it better but it scared me so much that I couldn’t stop thinking about it afterwards.
four// Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
These books are scary per say, it’s just that the idea of them really freaks me out. The thought that beloved book characters could turn out to be evil is a lot to take in. And honestly the side characters in here are awful. The cowardly lion? Terrifying. The Tin Man, probably the scariest. And the Scarecrow? Nooo thank you. Seriously the three of them are enough to make me never want to see anything The Wizard of Oz ever again.
three// Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Overall this book wasn’t bad, but there were a few scenes that really stuck with me. Mainly the ones that involved dead bodies. I know that it’s a book about the wild west and it’s to be expected, but still, there’s something about how she wrote the bodies hanging that really got to me. Definitely effective.
two// The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I’m gonna admit that it’s been quite a while since I read these and my memory is not great, but there were a couple times throughout the series that these books messed with me. I never found them scary like some people did, but I definitely get where they’re coming from. The vibe of the books is very creepy and the whole idea of a forest that is basically alive? I feel like most people would find that at least a bit creepy.
one// Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Artificial intelligence. I feel like that’s all you need. I love it, it’s absolutely fascinating, but my god is it scary.